This was a wonderful necklace I got when I was little. I used to sew a lot and my Aunt got it for me because she taught me everything I know. You'd be amazed at what I can do with a needle. Unfortunately I choose not to use those skills so I am mailing it to one of my favorite people and fashion designer Marie Black. I hope she treasures it as much as I have! I think it is just such an interesting piece.